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Trip highlights


  A challenging hike with incredible scenery

  Geological wonders as you walk along trails used by locals

  Lunch stop at the top - place is dependent on the group and capabilities

  One of the best hiking trails in UAE

We begin from the Wadi Ghalilah dam, steadily ascending for a total of 4-5 hours until reaching the top of the Jebel Jais.

The hike begins with a good uphill climb at the beginning, becoming less intense after 3km . The trail takes us towards the UAE's highest public point and gives us a view over Jebel Jais.

Prepare yourself for fantastic views throughout and a very decent workout.

After having a lunch break and taking in the views around Jebel Jais, we descend back down the same path which will take around 3 hours to return to the cars.

Expect a full, long day out and ensure to carry plenty of water - minimum 5 litres. Check-out the full gear list: what to bring.

Activity level

 Meeting time:
Wadi Ghalilah at 6.45am for a prompt 7:00am start (no 4x4 required)

Back to start point:

Driving time from Dubai:


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What is included

  Our commitment to global standards of keeping you safe during this activity

  Our dedication to preserving the environment by adhering to Leave No Trace principles

  An experienced guide with international mountain leader training

  Experienced outdoor first aid responders & first aid kits

  Extensive risk assessments for the activity in line with best practice principles

  Insurance coverage for your involvement in this outdoor activity

  Satellite phone & walkie talkies

  Outdoor education specific to your activity location

  A community sharing the inclusive love for the outdoors and wellbeing

  A chance to live wild, learn whole and explore freely

Lunch, snacks
5L of water, rehydration tablets
Sun protection
Suitable wicking hiking clothes
Decent hiking shoes
An inclusive spirit, positive attitude and lots of smiles

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